Posted in Lessons He Taught Me, Palpating Poetry, Things That Make My Brain Happy

No One Knows

No one knows
As she stands there
Tapping out the rhythm
That she feels herself signing the concepts of songs
It’s a habit
Deep with meaning to her soul.

She feels intense emotion
Tied to the way her body moves
In her mind.

She sees herself doing what she sings about
Though all the while,
Her body doesn’t move outwardly
Doesn’t show her signs
Does not make them known.

Her memory of conveying her beliefs,
In a signed language
Are only for her to see
As she remembers standing on a dark platform
Interpreting English words into
A visual dance.

The song is more complete to her
When she hears it
Feels it
Shows it with all her being
Yet she doesn’t put it on display
Because she doesn’t feel the need
To draw attention.

There is no one there that would understand.

The visualization itself
Brings her closer to her Maker.

Author:

For the last 17 years, I have worked as a Sign Language Interpreter in a variety of settings such as educational, medical, mental health & video relay interpreting. Prior to becoming an interpreter, writing was my passion & in the last 2 years, I've been drawn back to it. Doors have been opening in ways I did not expect. I was miraculously invited to be a part of a Christian Writer's group by a co-worker & now dear friend. After attending two meetings, this friend and I both knew that we were to begin writing a compilation of some sort with all the members of our group. Soon after it was discussed with the group, we began our planning & work on "The Christian Herald". Though we are still in the infancy stages of this new endeavor, we are excited to see what God will be doing through the work He inspired us to do. I'm embracing this time where writing is again being placed in the forefront of my mind and no longer sitting idle on the back burner. The joy I'm experiencing and that need to record my thoughts is fueling my soul. I feel a deep sense of satisfaction but most of all, I am more connected to the one who lead me in this direction.

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